12 November 2002
Reflection Paper #3 – My Mission Statement
I hope to live a life worthy of the infinite blessings bestowed on me.
I hope to live a life worthy of all those lives lost that I might live in freedom.
I hope my faith, my family, and my career will always be in that order, not forgetting my personal pursuits, other relationships, and life purpose. I hope to always keep my priorities straight. I hope to continue to grow in my faith, be a good wife and mother, and have a successful career, while still growing my own personal pursuits, maintaining healthy relationships with my other family members and friends, and continually seeking my life purpose.
I hope I continue to grow in my faith, challenging Aaron in his, while being challenged by him in mine. I hope we are ready to teach our children about our faith. I hope I always set aside time for God, and strive to put Him first. I hope to be involved and serve in our church, perhaps teaching Sunday school again.
I hope I never put my career above my family in any decision-making. I hope that marrying Aaron will be the best decision I ever make. I hope I am able to put his needs and desires above my own. I hope I will have a servant heart for him, as he will have for me. I hope I am given extra patience for my children.
I hope to make a difference with my career. I hope to have a job where I can have input, where I feel valued. I hope to eventually work in a job where I am giving back to the community and making an impact somehow. I hope to be a servant leader, one that is respected and admired. I hope to use the things I’ve learned during my four years here at Pepperdine.
I hope to still make time for my own personal pursuits. I hope to learn how to play the violin, to be an adventurous cook, to read for fun, to learn how to fish and ride dirt bikes with Aaron, to be a better horse rider, to sew better, and keep scrap booking. I hope to travel more later on when we can afford it and to go to Heidelberg for the 10-year reunion.
After I’m married, I hope to still have girl time with my friends, sisters, mom, and mother-in-law. While getting married changes my priorities in relationships, I hope not to forget old friends.
I hope to continually seek out my life purpose, my calling in life. I hope to one day realize what that is whether it be that of a wife and mother, or a part of something that impacts many.
Lastly, I hope to never forget that there is a whole world out there, a world full of people who have not been given what I have been given. I hope to never take for granted the blessings in my life. I hope to in turn bless others with the blessings that I have been given. I hope to always be thankful, not envious. I hope to be content. I hope to live a full life. I hope to hear those two magic words when I reach Heaven, “Well Done”.